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Charles Adams John Quincy’s son or grandson. Northern ambassador to England. Convinced England that it wasn’t wise to irritate the North because the North trade with England. Forced England into Neutrality and kept them out of the war.
Clara Barton Nurse from the war who started the red cross. Began the idea of battlefield nurses.
William Seward Bought Alaska from Russia. See ‘Sewards Folly’
Edwin Stanton Secretary of War. He becomes important in the impeachment of Johnson. He was the guy they said Johnson couldn’t fire.
Jefferson Davis President of the Confederacy
Clement Vallandigham Ohio congressman; copperhead. He demanded to end “wicked and cruel war,” man without a country
Andrew Johnson President after Lincoln was assassinated (he was Lincoln’s VP). Wanted to be lenient with the south during the reconstruction after the civil war, but radical republicans in congress had other things to say and nearly impeached him due to his leniency.
John Wilkes Booth assassin of Lincoln, he was a famous actor and genuinely thought he was doing a good thing for the South; he was part of the plot to murder the 4 politicians, himself being the only one to kill
Robert E. Lee famous Confederate general who, although he won a large portion of his battles, surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse (not sure if this is important, but his plantation is now Arlington Cemetery)
Stonewall Jackson One of the most brilliant Confederate generals.
Ulysses hS. Grant Main Union general who eventually captured richmond and had Robert Lee surrender at Appomattox Courthouse.
William T. Sherman Destroyed the South. Led Sherman’s march to the sea. Named after an Indian chief.
Alexander Stephens Vice president of the confederacy. It was when he came back into the Senate/House that northern congressmen decided that they didn’t want the South people back in so soon.
Charles Sumner Leader of the radical republicans pushing for congress reconstruction.
Thaddeus Stevens Leader of the radical republicans pushing for congress reconstruction.
Draft Riot Violent disturbances in New York and other northern areas about Congress’ draft laws that were being passed. Particularly poorer immigrants were the ones rioting because the richer more influential citizens who could afford to pay 300$ commutation fee
Merrimack A confederate ironclad whose successes against wooden ships signaled an end to wooden warships. Fought against the Union’s Monitor in a historic though inconsequential battle.
Monitor A union ironclad whose successes against wooden ships signaled an end to wooden warships. Fought against the Confederate’s Merrimack in a historic though inconsequential battle.
Emancipation Proclamation Declared all slaves in rebelling states to be free but did not affect slavery in non-rebelling Border States. It closed the door on possible compromise with the South and encouraged thousands of Southern slaves to flee to Union lines.
Copperheads Northern Democrats who obstructed the war effort attacking Abraham Lincoln, the draft and, after 1863, emancipation.
Created by: swimmingninja42